DOI: 06/04/2008. The patient is a 61-year-old female dispatcher who sustained a work-related injury to her right hand and arm due to repetitive duties. As per OMNI entry, she is status post right proximal median nerve decompression on 05/12/11 and right carpal tunnel release on 09/26/11.
Per the operative report on 10/27/15, the patient underwent right wrist arthroscopy, debridement of triangular fibrocartilage tear, synovectomy and debridement of scapholunate ligament tear.
On 06/26/2017, the claimant presented one-week postop from biceps tendon reconstruction. His wound was healing nicely with an intact distal neurovascular status. He was diagnosed with a strain of muscle, fascia, and tendon of the long head biceps of the left arm. He was placed in a long-arm cast. Norco was recommended.
DOI: 3/24/2011. Patient is a 47-year-old male station manager/mechanic who sustained a work-related injury to his neck, back, bilateral shoulder, right elbow and left wrist when he was mounting a tire and the tire kicked back.
DIAGNOSIS: Strain of muscle, fascia, and tendon at neck level; Carpal tunnel syndrome, unspecified right limb,;Carpal tunnel syndrome, unspecified left limb; Status post left carpal tunnel release; and Adhesive capsulitis of right shoulder (M75.01).
DOI: 6/28/2007. Patient is a 66 year old male ship-packer who developed pain from unloading stack of bread from trailer. Per OMNI, he underwent knee surgery on 5/28/2008, partial knee replacement on 4/12/2010, and elbow surgery on 5/08/2013.
DOI: 6/12/2014. Patient is a 59-year-old right-handed male machine operator who sustained work-related injuries to his right arm, shoulder and neck when his right hand got caught in a mixer. As per office notes dated 9/6/16, the patient returns complains of continued neck pain with burning hot pain extending into the forearm down to the hand along the C6 and C7 distribution with numbness and tingling in the hand. The patient has undergone multiple medications, physical therapy, TEN both in physical therapy and home use. It was also noted that the pateint denies having cognitive behavioral therapy. The provider notes, that it would be appropriate as based on the history including postoperative right forearm fracture repair and forearm open reduction and internal fixation of the right distal radius that an additional surgery to the right arm and continue physical therapy, yet continues to have swelling
The patient notes that the injury happen when he was lifting some metal trash trays into a trash bin when he felt a sharp pain in his shoulders. Treatment history notes that the treatment to date has consisted of medications. Of note, the MRI done showed a large full thickness tear with retraction of the tendon. Physical examination of the left shoulder revealed that the range of motion has forward flexion of 0-175 degrees, external rotation of 0-40 degrees, and internal rotation to T12. There is positive Hawkins’ and Neer’s sign for impingement. There is weakness with abduction testing. Treatment plan notes recommendation, surgical intervention in the form of a left shoulder, subacromial decompression, rotator cuff repair surgery as necessary. A follow up of 2 to 3 weeks if surgery is authorized. As per medical summary and work status dated 6/14/16, it was noted that the patient has not improved significantly and would be needing surgery. The patient’s return to work date is 6/14/16 with no lifting over 10 pounds and no overhead reach. Follow up to clinic date is on
Some of the injuries that can occur in the hand are Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome along with many more. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome causes pain or numbness in the ring and little fingers, but could also go to the arm (Types of RSI, 2010). Occurs when the ulnar nerve is pinched along the elbow’s edge (“funny bone”), and has tingling or painful feeling (Types of RSI, 2010). Cubital Tunnel Syndrome can be treated by avoiding putting pressure on the “funny bone” (Types of RSI, 2010). Cubital could lead to surgery if the nerve needs to be relieved. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is similar to Cubital but occurs in the three first fingers. A major nerve is compressed which passes over the carpal bones through the front of the wrist (ASSH, 2015). When the nerve is compressed it causes painful, tingling and numbness in the first three fingers (ASSH, 2015). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be treated without surgery by changing the patterns of hand use and/or wearing wrist splints at night (ASSH, 2015). If severe then surgery can take place to make the nerve have more
Patient is a 57-year-old male fuel tank driver who sustained cumulative trauma on 2/7/2004 due to repetitive movement caused by delivering fuel. As per QME dated 1/25/14, the patient has numbness in the fingers and the patient is diagnoses that he has carpal tunnel syndrome. The left wrist had undergone carpal tunnel surgery; however, he gets numbness from the wrist up into his forearm and numbness in the fingertips. It was also noted that on 12/5/13, the patient complains of shoulder pain bilaterally at 7/10. It is constant and goes into noth arms, along with weakness with numbness in the hands, decreased ability to perform activities of daily living, and impared grip. The pain in the bilateral shoulders is constant and aching with intermittent
DOI: 10/17/2012. Patient is a 54-year-old male janitor who sustained injury while emptying water out of bucket after mopping when he struck his right knee on a metal mop ringer. Per OMNI, he was initially diagnosed with right knee contusion.
12/22/15 Progress Report described that the patient has improved substantially in her left hand following her carpal tunnel surgery in 2014. She expresses a strong desire to proceed with right carpal tunnel surgery, given the degree of residual symptoms that have not adequately responded to conservative measure. ROS: The patient has dyspepsia with some episodic epigastric pain treated with antacids and H2 blockers. The physical exam revealed moderate tenderness over the right carpal tunnel. There were positive Tinel’s and Phalen’s signs. The Katz hand diagram was consistent with
DOI: 9/30/2014. Patient is a 28-year-old female research assistant who alleges pain and weakness in her hands/wrist as a result of repetitive scooping dirt from soil barrels. As per OMNI entry, the patient was diagnosed with cervicobrachial syndrome (diffuse), right carpal tunnel syndrome and insomnia. She is status post endoscopic carpal tunnel release (CTR) on 09/24/2015 for the right and on 06/02/2015 for the left side.
DOI: 2/24/2016. Patient is a 46-year-old male production technician who sustained injury while he was lifting a heavy door when he felt immediate pain in his right shoulder. Per OMNI, he was initially diagnosed with right shoulder strain.